Start-Ups

Business technology startups are increasingly attracting venture capital.

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Using IBM Social Business to Take Your Business Relationships to the Next Level: A Game Changer for Small, Medium, and Large Businesses.

    This IBM Redguide™ publication provides information about IBM Social Business and includes details about the business need and the value of transformation to a social business. It presents a high-level Social Business component diagram, highlights key capabilities, and includes customer case studies that exemplify how some of these capabilities can...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Compensation Made Simple

    Using market-based salary data to align your organization’s compensation strategy with those in the same recruiting market can enable your organization to stay competitive and improve employee engagement and retention. Read this paper to learn more about: How a business's lifecycle influences employee compensation Why market-based...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Successful Cloud Strategy: Why Choice and Control are Critical

    It’s true that many businesses today are taking advantage of cloud technology. It’s also true that far more have yet to adopt it in any meaningful way. What’s missing for most organizations is an approach that enables them to leverage the benefits of the cloud—like agility, cost containment and speed...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Deliver Secure, New Business Services and Improve the Customer Experience

    In today’s ultra-competitive business landscape, organisations are always looking for the best way to deliver secure, new business services to their customers. But to do this, organisations must find a “new balance” of security across two critical business imperatives: growing the business and protecting the business.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Infographic: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps

    This infographic provides some insights about DevOps awareness, adoption, implementation, and benefits. Discover how DevOps delivered big benefits for both operations and customer service. Find out how-by reading our report.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Making the Real Time Enterprise a Reality

    REAL TIME. ON DEMAND. ALWAYS ON. Such are the expectations of businesses in today’s global information economy. Customers demand agility, responsiveness, and innovation from all companies today. And they’re comparing their experiences with businesses in every industry against firms that embody all three capabilities. Read this whitepaper to discover how...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: People Are the New Bottom Line

    Your business is the sum of its parts—your inventory, production, marketing, and spend. But the most important part of your business is your workforce. More than half your costs can be tied to your workers. Watch this video to learn why people are the new bottom line.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Managed Service Provider Attributes Growth to the ConnectWise Community

    Growing an IT Services business in an unstable economy is challenging, but for one MSP, the key to success was the right partnership and business support from a group of peers. See how Wisconsin-based ITConnexx leveraged the ConnectWise Community and the PSA platform to transform their business from break-fix to...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Create a Referral Program to Grow Your IT Business

    The primary mode of growth for most technology provider businesses is by good, old word of mouth. Yet, many businesses have not established an official referral program to capture as many referrals as possible. Check out this guide to find the proven best strategies for creating the perfect referral program...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Nondisruptive Operations and Clustered Data ONTAP

    As IT operations become more and more critical to business, no downtime can be tolerated. Downtime causes lost business, poor customer satisfaction, and competitive weakness. Today’s “always-on” data centers are all about how the underlying infrastructure provides continuous data availability to the applications despite changing business needs. Read more.

    Provided By NetApp.

  • Videos // Jun 2014

    Why serverCONDO is in the Dedicated Hosting Business

    serverCONDO's John Brown answers why they're in the dedicated hosting business.

    Provided By HP US

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Tyco Integrated Security: How Secure is Your Business Infographic

    This valuable infographic shows the top seven External Threats to a business, the top three internal threats to a business and the top three concerns for management when considering a business security solution. This infographic helps assess the potential threats in a working environment and reduce the potential risks. This...

    Provided By Tyco

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Cisco WebEx Meeting Center

    Cisco WebEx Meeting Center is the easy-to-use, low-cost way to share ideas with anyone, anywhere, anytime, from any device. Collaborate over the web with remote employees, customers, and suppliers. Deliver presentations, demonstrate applications and update spreadsheets. Save time and money on travel — conduct regular meetings...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Case Study: Direct Networks – Desktops in the Cloud

    For small businesses, equipping every employee with their own computer can be a costly proposition. Every dollar spent on technology is one less that can be directed to other essential investments, such as marketing and product development.This case study explores why more and more small businesses are embracing Bring Your...

    Provided By Dell

  • eBooks // May 2014

    IBM PureData System E-Guide

    Every business would like to spend more time focused on improving productivity and less on routine maintenance tasks that keep the status quo. Unfortunately, most IT departments spend the bulk of their time and budget on doing just that – keeping the lights on and fighting fires. That is...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Rostering/Shift scheduling opportunity scan

    This briefing looks at symptoms that can help your company see if there is opportunity to implement more effective rostering and shift scheduling. If your company is exhibiting any of these symptoms, then there is room for significant improvement.

    Provided By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Apr 2014

    Ways Anonymity Hurts Business and Consumers

    Traditionally, the notion of online identity is that it must be protected and safeguarded by the individual it belongs to. As users’ Internet habits evolve, however, we’re seeing a greater shift in online sharing: consumers are posting personal photographs, life event updates, and more across their social channels. This...

    Provided By Gigya Inc.

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    A manufacturers guide to complete business control

    This briefing provides a guide to gain business control in manufacturing planning. Readers can learn how to achieve business goals and competitive advantages with integrated supply chain planning and optimization.

    Provided By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    4 signs that your business is ready to plan for profit

    This briefing will help you to determine whether your business is ready to plan for profit by maximizing the value of your ERP investment with supply chain planning and optimization. By looking at these four signs you can begin planning for profit.

    Provided By Quintiq

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Best Practices for recruiting the right talent

    This white paper examines best practices in recruiting and the technology behind those practices. It discusses how to reduce time to hire by up to 50 percent, reduce cost per hire by up to 70 percent, and improve recruiter efficiency in finding the right talent.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Case Study: Mission Australia: Better Serving the Community

    Most of organisations or businesses wanted to respond to their clients faster and more efficiently. This study gives you an idea on how to drive value-add IT projects and the ability to scale up and down as well as increase performance effectively. Download this case study today to learn...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Client Virtualization in a Cloud Environment

    Arguably computation models seen in client space are much more diverse than those in the server space proper. For servers, there are essentially two, the earlier model of static consolidation and the more recent dynamic model where virtual machines lightly bound to their physical hosts and can be moved around...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jan 2014

    Who’s Spying on You?

    You’re aware of the threats of malware to your business but what about the ever-changing ground rules? Cybercriminals today are launching attacks against businesses by copying sophisticated malware and techniques used to target governments and high-profile organizations. Don’t get caught in the crossfire. Read our special report "Who's spying...

    Provided By Kaspersky Lab

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Unified Communication and Collaboration - The Best Practice Guide

    Unified Communication & Collateral allows businesses to harness enterprise-wide collaboration, increase productivity and realise cost competitiveness. Most businesses are keen to find ways to continually improve on their solutions and processes. As a result of this, Telstra have produced a complimentary practice guide which will deliver insights into the benefits...

    Provided By Telstra

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Unified Communication and Collaboration - The Best Practice Guide

    Unified Communication & Collateral allows businesses to harness enterprise-wide collaboration, increase productivity and realise cost competitiveness. Most businesses are keen to find ways to continually improve on their solutions and processes. As a result of this, Telstra have produced a complimentary practice guide which will deliver insights into the benefits...

    Provided By Telstra

  • White Papers // Nov 2013

    Backup Basics. Choosing the Right Data Protection System

    Data is often the most important non-human asset that a company has. It represents the actual information and details behind the products and services that each company provides. If this data is lost, becomes corrupt, or is unavailable, it can have a major adverse effect on whether or not your...

    Provided By Quantum

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    You Work 24/7 For Your Business. So Should Your Server.

    Are you not sure if your business could benefit from a server? Use this checklist to help you decide if adding a server to your business can be an efficient and affordable way to help you and your employees reach new levels of productivity, while protecting valuable company data and...

    Provided By HP & Intel® Xeon® Processor

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    10 Reasons your Business Needs VoIP

    Voice over Internet from Alaska Communications lets you make and receive calls over the Internet anywhere, anytime—keeping employees connected and boosting productivity. It’s a hosted and flexible phone communication solution that works the way you do. No hardware equipment to purchase, software to maintain or even IT staff to hire...

    Provided By Alaska Communications

  • White Papers // Sep 2013

    Businesses are ready for a new approach to IT

    Today’s businesses need simpler more efficient and flexible computing models. The IBM PureSystems family is comprised of platform systems and infrastructure systems that include built-in “patterns of expertise” to address complex business and operational tasks for smarter computing.

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2013

    Start-Up Size Strategy and Risk Management: Impact on New Venture Performance

    Start-up size is a key strategic decision for entrepreneurs. Should entrepreneurs invest sufficient resources to start up close to minimum efficient scale in order to optimize performance or should they seek to manage risk and start-up on a smaller scale? Previously, this strategic decision appeared to be one of simply...

    Provided By EIM Business & Policy Research

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Re-envisioning the Data Management Landscape: Road Map to the Real-Time Business

    "Real-time business" is a powerful metaphor for today’s forward-thinking companies. These are businesses that have the ability to use all relevant data when and wherever needed for up-to-the moment decision making. In today’s hyperconnected business environment, the demand for faster business cycles and deeper insight is driving a tremendous wave...

    Provided By SAP

  • White Papers // Jun 2013

    Preparing the Datacenter for a New Age of Computing

    Aligning IT with the goals of the business is top of mind for executives who need to understand how business plans, infrastructure, and people come together to impact business process. Convergence and virtualization are some of the most talked about technologies for helping align business goals because of their ability...

    Provided By HP and Intel®

  • Videos // May 2013

    Continuous data protection for a business of any size

    Video, websites, email, client files, and application data on physical or virtual servers, is the type of information that is essential to business, and can seem endless. Now more than ever, organisations are on the lookout for simpler ways to manage and protect the growing amounts of content collected every...

    Provided By NETGEAR, Inc.

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Technology Based-Entrepreneurship: Measurement Technology Perspective

    Currently, there are several papers on the New Technology Based Firms (NTBFs) yet the case studies of measurement technology appear to not be available. This paper aims to present the entrepreneurial processes of Finnish measurement technology firms. Eight interviews were conducted with the key players of the industry. Successfully, the...

    Provided By University of Ottawa

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The business of social business

    The value in social acquaintances Today, social approaches have become the norm for creating meaningful business value. In an IBM® IBV executive study however, nearly three-quarters of respondents admitted that they were unprepared to embrace this shift in customer engagement. This white paper reveals how business leaders can successfully...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Explaining Entrepreneurial Performance of Solo Self-Employed From a Motivational Perspective

    This paper investigates whether start-up motivation (opportunity versus necessity) influences entrepreneurial performance of an important subset of entrepreneurs, viz. the solo self-employed. The authors also explore to what extent human capital measures mediate this relation. They use a unique individual-level panel data set of solo self-employed in the Netherlands for...

    Provided By EIM Business & Policy Research

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Do you Have an Enterprise-wide Cloud Strategy?

    Cloud computing is experiencing strong, sustained growth across enterprises large and small. Proven benefits like flexibility, cost reduction, and rapid provisioning of new applications and services are among the drivers. But as cloud models continue to mature, IT leaders face a number of decision points as they seek to maximize...

    Provided By NetApp

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Startup rockstars: A roundup of innovative newcomers

    Fame, quick profits, a career marked by creativity, pushing boundaries, popularity and chasing that one big deal that could change everything. You can see why there are parallels drawn between startup founders and rock stars. While the nexus of startup funding has traditionally been Silicon Valley, technology startup hubs outside...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • White Papers // Apr 2013

    Entrepreneurial Activity, Industry Orientation, and Economic Growth

    There is evidence that entrepreneurial activity plays a non-negligible role in driving economic development. In this paper, the authors investigate whether the industry in which the entrepreneurial activity takes place matters for economic growth, both in developed and developing countries. They distinguish between three types of entrepreneurial activity, based on...

    Provided By EIM Business & Policy Research

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Create a Referral Program to Grow Your IT Business

    The primary mode of growth for most technology provider businesses is by good, old word of mouth. Yet, many businesses have not established an official referral program to capture as many referrals as possible. Check out this guide to find the proven best strategies for creating the perfect referral program...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Making the Real Time Enterprise a Reality

    REAL TIME. ON DEMAND. ALWAYS ON. Such are the expectations of businesses in today’s global information economy. Customers demand agility, responsiveness, and innovation from all companies today. And they’re comparing their experiences with businesses in every industry against firms that embody all three capabilities. Read this whitepaper to discover how...

    Sponsored By SAP

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Successful Cloud Strategy: Why Choice and Control are Critical

    It’s true that many businesses today are taking advantage of cloud technology. It’s also true that far more have yet to adopt it in any meaningful way. What’s missing for most organizations is an approach that enables them to leverage the benefits of the cloud—like agility, cost containment and speed...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Compensation Made Simple

    Using market-based salary data to align your organization’s compensation strategy with those in the same recruiting market can enable your organization to stay competitive and improve employee engagement and retention. Read this paper to learn more about: How a business's lifecycle influences employee compensation Why market-based...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jul 2014

    Using IBM Social Business to Take Your Business Relationships to the Next Level: A Game Changer for Small, Medium, and Large Businesses.

    This IBM Redguide™ publication provides information about IBM Social Business and includes details about the business need and the value of transformation to a social business. It presents a high-level Social Business component diagram, highlights key capabilities, and includes customer case studies that exemplify how some of these capabilities can...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Infographic: What Smart Businesses Know About DevOps

    This infographic provides some insights about DevOps awareness, adoption, implementation, and benefits. Discover how DevOps delivered big benefits for both operations and customer service. Find out how-by reading our report.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Jun 2014

    Deliver Secure, New Business Services and Improve the Customer Experience

    In today’s ultra-competitive business landscape, organisations are always looking for the best way to deliver secure, new business services to their customers. But to do this, organisations must find a “new balance” of security across two critical business imperatives: growing the business and protecting the business.

    Sponsored By CA Technologies

  • White Papers // Oct 2013

    Managed Service Provider Attributes Growth to the ConnectWise Community

    Growing an IT Services business in an unstable economy is challenging, but for one MSP, the key to success was the right partnership and business support from a group of peers. See how Wisconsin-based ITConnexx leveraged the ConnectWise Community and the PSA platform to transform their business from break-fix to...

    Sponsored By ConnectWise

  • Videos // May 2014

    Video: People Are the New Bottom Line

    Your business is the sum of its parts—your inventory, production, marketing, and spend. But the most important part of your business is your workforce. More than half your costs can be tied to your workers. Watch this video to learn why people are the new bottom line.

    Sponsored By Workday

  • White Papers // Mar 2014

    Best Practices for recruiting the right talent

    This white paper examines best practices in recruiting and the technology behind those practices. It discusses how to reduce time to hire by up to 50 percent, reduce cost per hire by up to 70 percent, and improve recruiter efficiency in finding the right talent.

    Provided By Oracle

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Cisco WebEx Meeting Center

    Cisco WebEx Meeting Center is the easy-to-use, low-cost way to share ideas with anyone, anywhere, anytime, from any device. Collaborate over the web with remote employees, customers, and suppliers. Deliver presentations, demonstrate applications and update spreadsheets. Save time and money on travel — conduct regular meetings...

    Provided By Cisco Systems

  • eBooks // May 2014

    IBM PureData System E-Guide

    Every business would like to spend more time focused on improving productivity and less on routine maintenance tasks that keep the status quo. Unfortunately, most IT departments spend the bulk of their time and budget on doing just that – keeping the lights on and fighting fires. That is...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Jun 2009

    ERP Selection: Part 2 - Define The Opportunities

    The purpose of this ERP Selection activity is to determine the opportunities for improvement. These opportunities may be in the form of problems or issues that are readily apparent and need to be resolved. There is no point in talking about an enterprise software solution until the opportunities are first...

    Provided By ERP.com

  • White Papers // May 2014

    Tyco Integrated Security: How Secure is Your Business Infographic

    This valuable infographic shows the top seven External Threats to a business, the top three internal threats to a business and the top three concerns for management when considering a business security solution. This infographic helps assess the potential threats in a working environment and reduce the potential risks. This...

    Provided By Tyco

  • Case Studies // May 2014

    Case Study: Direct Networks – Desktops in the Cloud

    For small businesses, equipping every employee with their own computer can be a costly proposition. Every dollar spent on technology is one less that can be directed to other essential investments, such as marketing and product development.This case study explores why more and more small businesses are embracing Bring Your...

    Provided By Dell

  • White Papers // Feb 2014

    The Business Value of IBM zEnterprise System Deployments

    On a Smarter Planet, information-centric processes are exploding in growth. In order to excel in today’s competitive environment, businesses need to support these processes, and efficiently manage the massive volumes of data they drive, with minimal risk. The mainframe has always been the IT industry's leading platform for transaction processing,...

    Provided By IBM

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Why Every Business Needs A Website

    More consumers are using the internet to shop than ever before and those who still purchase offline will often use the web to begin their search. This means that any business without a website is increasingly losing business. A smaller, less popular business with a website will be more likely...

    Provided By Ameritec

  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    What You Need To Know before Starting Work At A Bank

    The FINANCIAL - It is the common perception that to be a bank employee means strictly defined working hours, an early wake-up, strict dress code and professional behaviour. Sometimes such rules scare job seekers away, except for those who enjoy living according to an orderly regime. The authors tried to...

    Provided By FINANCIAL, Business News & Multimedia

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    The Importance Of Angel Investing In Financing The Growth Of Entrepreneurial Ventures

    Many observers consider angel investments to be one of the key drivers behind the startup and the growth of new businesses, despite a paucity of information to confirm whether or not this is true. Unlike venture capital investments, angel investments are made by individual investors who do not make up...

    Provided By SBA

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    It Takes More Than Money To Motivate People

    Look on the net and you'll find plenty of articles saying that money is a powerful motivator. Talk to employees, however, and you'll find that money doesn't always talk - or at least not the loudest. Time after time, sales organizations put bonus structures in place that anyone should be...

    Provided By Klebanoff Associates

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    ROI video conferencing Tips

    Return On Investment for any platform choice - what does it mean to you and your organization? The Wikipedia definition is "the rate of money gained (or lost) on an investment relative to the amount of money invested", or simply put an investment's payback period. In the IT space, any...

    Provided By LifeSize Communications

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    HD Video Communications Special Report - Myths versus Facts: Setting the Record Straight

    There's no doubt video conferencing has come a long way in the past few years. Technology that began as a fixture of scifi movies and at the highest end office buildings is now enjoyed regularly around the world, as a business support tool and even for personal use. It is...

    Provided By LifeSize Communications

  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    Fares Management And Distribution

    The airline industry is experiencing a step change in the way in which it manages its business. This step change, heralded by the impact of the low-cost carriers, is not a question of cost reduction alone but instead a return to the fundamentals of developing and executing a consumer-centric business....

    Provided By SITA

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How Can You Increase Employee Motivation: Managerial Actions For Increased Motivation

    Without motivation in the workplace, your business will suffer from the lack of efficiency that your employees may fail to apply. This is because they have no incentive to perform tasks to a high standard or complete them on time. It is therefore important that you give them something to...

    Provided By ROK Connect

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Advantages Of Outsourcing Your Web Design

    Whether it is a small business or an established business, Outsourcing the design of its website can offer a business with many benefits. A business has two options when it comes to designing their website. A business can either design its website in-house by utilising the internal resources of the...

    Provided By Article Dashboard

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Outsource Your Copywriting Projects And Save Huge Bucks

    Outsourcing is the latest buzz in the market and everything right from software development to website content creation is being outsourced from countries where labor charges are comparatively less. This is one of the best means of budget management in any business organization. You can get your work done in...

    Provided By Article Dashboard

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Basics Of How To Start A Wholesale Clothing Business

    Wholesale clothing business is one of the growing trends in the wholesale industry. Many people have come to realize the many benefits of starting a wholesale clothing business. This paper throw light on the important details that an aspiring wholesaler would have to know before starting an online wholesale clothing...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    A Wholesale Clothing Business

    A wholesale clothing business is a business in which many have taken on and gained their successes in life with it. This is primarily because a business of that involves clothes are what's making money within the business world since fashion has revolutionized our lives. Aside from clothes serving as...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    The Dos And Don'ts Of Starting A Wholesale Clothing Business

    The wholesale clothing industry is among of the fastest growing industry today. May it be off or online, the wholesale clothing business has become the largest trend around the world. This is because of the reason that people always needs clothes, it is both a necessity and a luxury. Majority...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Simple Steps On How To Start A Wholesale Clothing Business

    Clothing is one of the biggest industries today when it comes to the world of business. This is because of its never ending demand, and by it, never ending profit. Many felt very satisfied in their businesses, but so are failures too. This is why when we start a certain...

    Provided By Articles Factory

  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Broadening the Entrepreneurial Perspective

    In this paper entrepreneurial literature is combined with industrial district literature to try and explain regional success in an Irish industrial sector. A new approach called interpreneurship is introduced as an explanatory concept for regional success in an Irish case study. A number of conclusions are drawn regarding the extent...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    Entrepreneurs with Disabilities: Profile of a Forgotten Minority

    The hosting of the Special Olympics in Ireland in 2003 compellingly brought to the forefront of public consciousness the capacity of people with disabilities to significantly contribute economically and socially to the nation. However, a body of research now exists highlighting that people with disabilities are less likely to be...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    The Role of Business Model Innovation in the Emergence of Markets: A Missing Dimension of Entrepreneurial Strategy?

    Current theorizing assumes business models are developed to match firm resources and capabilities to existing market conditions. Consequently, entrepreneurs who successfully introduce new business models that significantly alter existing market preferences and structures are viewed as an anomaly; their success attributed to the strategic failure of incumbents. In contrast, the...

    Provided By University of Salzburg

  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    Speeding the Search for Off Shore Developers

    How can businesses reduce the risks of offshoring? Is there an easy way to locate developers and evaluate their quality? CEOs are often forced to make difficult outsourcing decisions that will directly affect the future of the company. Time, distance and language barriers also make it difficult to assess the...

    Provided By Accelerance

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Why You Need A CRM Solution

    Businesses in all industries face greater competitive pressure than ever before. Product and service offerings are becoming more and more similar, and customers are increasing fickle and prone to churn. To succeed, many companies must differentiate themselves through superior service, and offer a consistent, convenient customer experience to gain an...

    Provided By CompareCRM.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Small Business Marketing Series - Choosing A Niche Market

    Many smaller businesses choose niche markets for various reasons and these niche markets can be very lucrative. This paper looks at ways to identify and assess whether they are right for your business? For many smaller businesses it is important to have a focused strategy which enables them to operate...

    Provided By CompareCRM.com

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Create An Operating Budget

    An operating budget is a required component of a business plan used by an entrepreneur prior to opening the business. Once the business is open, the operating budget is analyzed and updated at least once a year to reflect realistic costs and revenues. An operating budget covers every aspect of...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Tips For Incubating Your Small Business Idea While Still Working Full-Time

    Has one considered starting a business while still employed? My Shanghai-born friend, Annie, says the Chinese have a term for this: "Riding in the big boat while carrying the little boat." Some entrepreneurs only launch their business officially once they leave employment. However, they incubate the business concept while employed....

    Provided By Small Business Trends

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Franchise Vs. Independent: Learning From The Other Guy

    There are many paths to small business triumph: You can introduce a product or service that no one else offers, put a spin on an existing commodity that no one else has yet, or apply your business smarts to a successful model that is a tested winner in the marketplace....

    Provided By MasterCard

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Analyze Your Competition

    There are businesses out there trying to do what one does, only better. Conduct a competitive analysis in the market so one know where the business stands and can rise above the competition. Competition is what inspires some businesses to strive for greatness and causes others to falter. "The term...

    Provided By MasterCard